Retired MN Army National Guardsman in Need of Kidney Transplant

February 27, 2018 02:04 PM

A retired Minnesota Army National Guard soldier is in desperate need of a kidney transplant.

Gary Kuebler, 55, of Sleepy Eye, had both kidneys removed a few months ago after suffering an injury while serving in Iraq.


"We got hit with a lot of explosives and stuff," Kuebler said. "They figured from the chemicals over there – got into my immune system and basically went into my kidneys."

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Now there's a push by family and friends on social media to help find Kuebler a donor.

"Pray every day. Every morning when I get up and every night when I go to bed," Kuebler said. "Hopefully I'll find a donor soon."

Kuebler is looking for a healthy kidney transplant donor over the age 21 and under the age of 65 with O positive blood. 

Anyone who might know of a match can or would like to donate can contact:

MSG Jeffrey R. Vogel:

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Transplant Center: 412-360-1640.     


Joe Mazan

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